510 PRIDE Fastpitch has coaches with experienced backgrounds from travel and college coaching, including several former softball players.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Jazmyn Jackson is a professional softball player that has played with Athletes Unlimited their first two seasons. She plays an important role in consulting with the member leagues in development of the program 510 PRIDE offers to players and the softball community. Jazmyn was also a first draft pick in the 2020 season to the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) team -California Commotion. She has played internationally and with other NPF teams. Jazmyn is a former US Junior and Women’s National Softball Team Member where she played over four years and won numerous championships with those teams. Jazmyn attended UC Berkeley where as a Cal Bear she earned numerous athletic and academic awards and recognition including All-Pac-12 First Team and a 3x NFCA All-Pacific First Team Outfield. In 2019, Jazmyn served as assistant coach at Howard University in Washington, D.C, where the team made postseason for the first time in 15 years, had the first conference tournament wins since 2011, finished over .500 in conference for the first time since 2010, and more. Jazmyn is currently the Manager of Civic Leadership with Athletes Unlimited and also a Co-Founder of Verve in Action (VIA) and VIA the Zone.
HEAD COACH 16U-TAYLOR
Khala Taylor is a former University of California, Berkeley two-sport athlete, Khala competed in both Softball and Track & Field in her career at Cal. Competing for a total of five-years as a student-athlete, Khala received Pac-12 Championships honors for two-years as a 400 meter runner in Track & Field in addition to being a starting Outfielder and three-time NCAA Regionals Participant in Softball. She was named an Easton All-American, PAC-12 All-Freshman Team and Big Meet 4x100 meter Champion in her career. As a Cal Alumni, she then went to pursue a Professional softball career overseas playing in Switzerland and New Zealand. She also played for the ASBA in Satsuma, Alabama in 2019 and was named First-Team All ASBA, All-ASBA Defensive Team and held the Team Leading Batting Average for The Performance Lab. Recently, she was on the Reserve Player Roster for Athletes Unlimited for two seasons. Her continued passion for the game still remains as she participated in several American Professional Team tryouts, gave instructional lessons globally and as a Hitting, Speed & Agility and Strength & Conditioning Coach at VIA the Zone.
Co-HEAD COACH FOR 16U JAMES/FUJIMOTO
Richard James has been coaching fastpitch softball for nine years. He has coached travel softball for two years with 510 PRIDE and three years with the Oakland Vipers. His teams qualified and competed in the PGF National Championship Premier division in 2023 (16U) and in 2022 (14U). His 2018 Vipers team qualified for USA Softball Western Nationals and travelled to Southern California to compete with the best western state's fastpitch teams. He has also spent two season coaching with the Bishop O'Dowd Dragons. Rich has been a member of the NFCA for three years and has been a participant in their mentoring program since joining, where he has learned from several top NCAA DI coaches. Coach Rich's coaching focuses on the positive aspects of how to improve ourselves as opposed to the negative approach of determining what we are doing wrong. Coach Rich is a fan of the philosophy that we are not here to learn to handle pressure, but to learn how to apply it.
Co-HEAD COACH FOR 16U JAMES/FUJIMOTO
Troy Fujimoto has been coaching fastpitch softball for nine years. In the past two years with 510 Pride Fastpitch his team have won two tournaments. Additionally, his team qualified for, and competed in the PGF Nationals (Premier 16U in 2023, Premier 14U in 2022). Prior to 510 Pride, he coached travel softball for five years with the Oakland Vipers, during which his team won three tournaments. In 2018, his Vipers team qualified for, and competed in the USA Softball Western Nationals in Southern California. Coach Troy focuses on a positive and encouraging atmosphere that allows the player a level of independence in finding their own style, while teaching and reinforcing the basics and advanced skills needed to progress and continue to be a successful softball player.
HEAD COACH - 14U-GREEN
Corrin Green began her career at New Mexico State University, playing 3rd base, 1st base and catcher. She was awarded 7 “hitter of the week” recognitions, and was placed on Second Team All WAC during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. She ended her career there with 15 home runs, and a .321 batting average. Corrin went on to play at Cal State University, Northridge, she played 1st and 3rd base. She graduated from CSUN with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, she became a softball recruiting scout, while providing hitting and fielding lessons to local softball players. In the 2021 season, she was the head varsity coach for The College Preparatory School. Corrin also gives lessons at VIA the Zone. Using her softball I.Q. she will provide the most for her team and coaches. Bringing positivity and good energy, she hopes to inspire the ones around her.
HEAD COACH 14U EVANS
Cassie Evans has coached fastpitch softball teams for over 9 years, including recreational teams with the Oakland Girls Softball League and travel teams with the Oakland Vipers. Growing up in Southern California, Cassie began playing softball at a young age and built a successful career as the starting catcher for her high school and multiple travel ball teams. Cassie's coaching style is oriented around creating strong interpersonal connections and a trusting environment with all of her players. In her life outside of softball, Cassie is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
HEAD COACH 14U TAUTALATASI
ASSISTANT COACH 16U TAYLOR
ASSISTANT COACH FOR 16U JAMES/FUJIMOTO
Glenn Jone has extensive fastpitch coaching experience, having coached travel ball as an assistant coach for 15 years which includes the age groups from 10U all the way to 18-Gold, all with Castro Valley Synergy. He has helped lead Synergy teams to compete in a number of high level tournaments in USA Softball Western Nationals, PGF premier and qualifiers, and Triple Crown World Series events. Coach Glenn brings strengths of the game by helping to improve players in their defense, base running and softball I.Q.
Aaron Lambert has been coaching fastpitch softball for seven years. He has coached travel softball for five years with the Alameda Blaze, and he has coached teams that have three tournament wins in those years. He has participated in the 2018 USA Softball Western Nationals and travelled to Southern California to compete with the best western state's fastpitch teams. Coach Aaron focuses on a positive and encouraging atmosphere that allows the player a level of independence in finding their own style, while teaching and reinforcing the basics and advanced skills needed to progress and continue to be a successful softball player.
Geena Garabedian‘s life is a life revolving around softball. Geena graduated from Buchanan High School, competing in varsity softball and tennis, after high school enrolled at Reedley College achieving Female Athlete of the Year, Female Student Athlete of the Year, First Team All-Conference, and All American Academics. An ACL injury did not derail Geena’s passion for softball; she became more committed, she then transferred to Holy Names University to finish out eligibility. In Geena's senior year she had the highest stats in all offenses categories. Continuing her passion for softball Geena took the assistant coach position at Holy Names University and is currently the Head Coach for the university. Geena has coached women athletes of all age groups and truly loves the sport. Her favorite thing about coaching is finding teachable moments and seeing the positive personal development that has occurred.
ASSISTANT COACH 14U EVANS
Keith Evans has coached fastpitch softball teams for over 9 years, including recreational teams with the Oakland Girls Softball League and travel teams with the Oakland Vipers. Keith believes in creating a supportive team atmosphere with direct and helpful feedback for his players. In his life outside of softball, Keith is a Captain in the Oakland Fire Department.